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Tumultuous Texas Open Thursday, Part Deux
By Torleif Sorenson on 3/27/15


This is was Troy Merritt's Wilson 2-iron following his tee-shot at the 11th hole in Thursday's opening round of the Valero Texas Open in San Antonio. We have only one question:

Was Merritt using a 160-compression ball?

At any rate, Merritt was careful not to trash his equipment supplier:



We haven't seen anybody overpower his equipment this much since watching and hearing the former drummer for Prince, Minneapolis-born Michael Bland. The "Brown Mound o' Sound" once cracked a Zildjian Earth Ride cymbal — which is so thick and heavy that another drummer described it as "the best-sounding manhole cover" he had ever played. But as this six-string-bass-wielding musician can tell you, Bland's playing is more than just about power. His timing is both impeccable and funky.


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[ comments ]
srogers13 says:
Amazingly, he still hit the tee shot 155yds.
3/27/15
 
bkuehn1952 says:
Troy, at least you have an excuse, unlike my motley group of Fantasy Golf picks. Their collective results looked like the 2nd Flight scores from our city championship.
3/30/15
 
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